Canadian seasonally adjusted housing starts rose to 192,527 units in March of 2019 from a downwardly revised 166,290 units in February but below market expectations of 196,500 units. The SAAR of urban starts increased by 17.6 percent in March to 178,033 units. Single-detached urban starts advanced by 12.1 percent to 42,139 units and multiple urban starts went up by 18.6 percent to 135,894 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14,494 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 185.67 Thousand units from 1977 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 291.60 Thousand units in March of 1978 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand units in August of 1982.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-09 01:15 PM Housing Starts 213.4K 224.3K 205K
2019-02-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 208K 213.6K 205K 205K
2019-03-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 173.1K 206.8K 205K 210K
2019-04-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts 192.5K 166.3K 196.5K 200K
2019-05-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts 192.5K
2019-06-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts
2019-07-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 7829124.00 8298531.00 8831117.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 192.50 166.30 291.60 90.70 Thousand units [+]
Housing Index 103.20 103.20 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.40 66.20 67.80 63.90 percent [+]


Canada Housing Starts

Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
192.50 166.30 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2019 Thousand units Monthly
Volume, SA




Country Last Previous
Canada 192.50 Mar/19
France 27500.00 Feb/19
Japan 4.20 Feb/19
Russia 5.60 Mar/19
Spain 0.86 Dec/18
Turkey 8334.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 35660.00 Dec/18
United States 1139.00 Mar/19


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